Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest en Board Tightens Ring On Firewood Purchases <p>The state&nbsp;Natural Resources Board voted unanimously in favor of key provisions to change the state's hunting culture -- changes drafted by Texas researcher James Kroll. One key provision eliminates in-person deer registrations at places like bars and gas stations, in favor of online and phone registrations.. Other changes include a reduction in deer management units, the creation of county committees to advise state wildlife experts on deer population goals.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 23:14:21 +0000 Ken Krall 13442 at Board Tightens Ring On Firewood Purchases Families Can Go Tree Hunting in the Chequamegon Nicolet <p>Deer hunters may be lamenting the end of the gun season…but there’s still plenty of time for tree hunting.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Individuals searching for a Christmas tree can cut one in the </span>Chequamegon<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Nicolet<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> National Forest…with a five dollar permit.&nbsp; Spokeswoman Megan Healy says part of the appeal of cutting your own tree is the experience.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11328 at Families Can Go Tree Hunting in the Chequamegon Nicolet Fees Waived In National Forests For Veterans Weekend <p>The Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites this weekend in honor of Veterans Day.</p><p>This is the fourth year the Forest Service is waiving fees says spokesperson David Melancon...</p><p><i><u> </u></i></p><blockquote><p><i><u>"....we've been waiving fees for Veterans Day and a couple other major holidays for many years now and it's basically one way for the Forest Service to say thank you to our veterans..."</u></i></p></blockquote><p>The fees are also waived for non-veterans.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 20:50:53 +0000 Ken Krall 10392 at Fees Waived In National Forests For Veterans Weekend Timber Industry to Hold Forth on Federal Policy <p>Members of the forest products industry are testifying on federal policies that affect them.&nbsp; Great Lakes Timber Professionals has organized a hearing that runs all day Friday and Saturday.&nbsp; The group&rsquo;s Director Henry Shienebeck&nbsp;says the aim is to collect testimony to submit to Congress.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 18:00:55 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8877 at Too Little Logging For Lumber? <p>Some lumber mills in northern Wisconsin say low timber harvests from the Chequamegon Nicolet National Forest are jeopardizing their businesses. &nbsp;</p><p>Sue Pukall of Arbor Vitae’s Pukall Lumber says the company is sometimes forced to buy logs hauled from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, which costs about $200 extra per truckload.</p><blockquote><p>“Ideally we should be able to source all the logs that we need within a 50-75 mile radius of our mill.&nbsp; So when we have to go up into the UP, that’s obviously a lot further than 75 miles.”</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:01:14 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8432 at Too Little Logging For Lumber? OC Board Asks For More National Forest Cutting <P>The Oneida county board has joined other counties asking the U.S. Forest Service and Congress to make changes in policy&nbsp;allowing more cutting in Wisconsin's national forest and other forests.</P> <P>There have been several meetings in the past few years by forest products producers asking for an increase in allowable cutting. Those informal meetings have led to the resolutions now before state county boards encouraging federal officials to act. This request would have no impact on state and county lands. Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:00:08 +0000 Ken Krall 8091 at OC Board Asks For More National Forest Cutting To Slow Ash Borer's Spread, Buy Local Firewood <p>Federal and state officials are reminding campers this holiday weekend to buy firewood close to your campsite.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With the most recent discovery in Superior of the ash-tree-killing Emerald Ash Borer, the insect has moved into the north. To slow the spread of the borer, officials have put a quarantine on firewood from areas away from the campsites.</span></p><p>Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest spokesperson Megan Healy explains...</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:24:31 +0000 Ken Krall 7238 at To Slow Ash Borer's Spread, Buy Local Firewood Budget Proposal Diverts Timber Money to K-12 Schools <p>Some Northwoods school districts could be getting a financial boost next year, thanks to a proposal included the state budget.</p><p>The version of the budget passed by the joint finance committee would send 25 percent of timber sales from the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest to local schools.&nbsp; School districts would receive different amounts based on how much forest acreage falls within their district.&nbsp; Republican State Representative Rob Swearingin describes the proposal as a shot in the arm for rural schools.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:19:05 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 3235 at Budget Proposal Diverts Timber Money to K-12 Schools Videos Highlight WI National Forest <p>The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, in partnership with Nicolet Area Technical College, has produced seven promotional videos featuring the state's only national forest.&nbsp; The short videos were created by Digital Graphics students as a way to help people to learn more about the forest's recreational opportunities and history.</p><p>Forest spokesperson Suzanne Flory says they wanted to have a new way to see the forest.</p> Sat, 01 Jun 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 3004 at